, MasterPie wrote

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But the question was regarding a development capable laptop. Also, ASUS is icky. I bet it had some ugly gloss cheap plastic exterior.

And of course, my laptop came with a keyboard, which for dev related tasks, is far more useful than a touchscreen or a digitizer.

You must have ASUS confused with Acer. This machine is far from icky. Aluminum everywhere but the bottom.

http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Multimedia_Entertainment/N76VZ/